Mike Flanagan returns for a limited series that is based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, just in time for Halloween.
Fans of Mike Flanagan rejoice for his follow-up to Midnight Mass and Haunting of Hill House will arrive just in time for Halloween. Netflix has just premiered the trailer for Flanagan’s The Fall of the House of Usher. The limited series takes inspiration from several Edgar Allen Poe works, many of which you can pick out from the trailer. The show mainly takes its cue from the Poe story of the same name.
The synopsis for the series reads,
Ruthless siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher have built Fortunato Pharmaceuticals into an empire of wealth, privilege and power. But past secrets come to light when the heirs to the Usher dynasty start dying at the hands of a mysterious woman from their youth.
The cast of The Fall of the House of Usher includes Bruce Greenwood (Gerald’s Game), Kate Siegel (Hush), Rahul Kohli (Midnight Mass), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Carla Gugino (The Haunting of Hill House), Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica), Carl Lumbly (Doctor Sleep), Henry Thomas (The Haunting of Bly Manor), Samantha Sloyan (Grey’s Anatomy), T’Nia Miller (Years and Years), Sauriyan Sapkota (The Midnight Club), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Katie Parker (Absentia), Michael Trucco (How I Met Your Mother), Malcolm Goodwin (iZombie), Crystal Balint (A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting), Kyleigh Curran (Secrets of Sulphur Springs), Paola Nuñez (Bad Boys for Life), Aya Furukawa (The Cabin in the Woods), Matt Biedel (Narcos: Mexico), Daniel Jun (The Expanse), Ruth Codd (The Midnight Club), Robert Longstreet (Halloween Kills), Annabeth Gish (Before I Wake), Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series), and Igby Rigney (F9).
The star Carla Gugino couldn’t help but be excited when she spoke with Netflix during production about her role, saying, “It’s batshit crazy in the best possible way. It has quite a lot of very dark humor, but also really touches the soul. There is a fantastical supernatural element to the story, and she is the manifestation of that. You could say she’s the executor of fate or the executor of karma.”
This will be Flanagan’s last project with Netflix before he heads to Amazon after signing a deal with them. The Fall of the House of Usher premieres on Netflix on October 12.
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